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Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally with the slogan of 'Be the change:unite for a better internet'. The day offered the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

We bagan with a KS1 worship where we listened to the story of Smartie the Penguin who had seen images of poorly animals online that had upset him. The children found out that Smartie went to tell his mum and dad who were very pleased he'd been brave and gone to talk to them about it. KS1 also learned a song to help them remember what to do if they ever see a negative image online.

For KS2 we discussed apps we use to post our own images online and how we need to be careful so as not to give clues to people we don't know about where we live, where we go to school and who our friends are. We also talked about everyone having a choice as to whether their image can be shared.

Around school

Throughout the day the children had opportunities to discuss how to use images safely online around school and in their classroom. Several questions were displayed around school for the children to 'post' their responses. A group of children set up their own safe 'Instasnap' photobooth where children could have their photo taken.